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June 25
Free Summer Meals Available for Children and Teens

Children and teens can get a free, nutritious meal at one of 17 sites throughout Wake County as part of the Summer Food Service Program. Most of the sites offer both breakfast and lunch during the summer to those ages 1 to 18, many of whom are out of school on summer break. Many of the sites are located in Southeast Raleigh with others in Garner, Knightdale and Zebulon.

"Young people who go without nutritious meals are more likely to have health issues and not be prepared to learn once school begins in the fall," said Regina Petteway, Human Services Director. "We encourage parents and other caregivers to take their children to the nearest site to get a meal, and do not need to complete an application or show proof of income."

To find the closest location and what time meal(s) are served:

Most sites will serve meals into August, but each sponsor and site determines when they are open.

The Human Services Board has made it one of its 2015 priorities to work with various partners to increase participation in the Summer Food Service Program. This year there are 129 participating sites throughout the County, 23 more than last year. of which 17 are open sites (up three from last year) where any child can attend. Organizations that want to sponsor a site can learn more at www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/How-Become-Sponsor.

Learn more here about the Summer Food Services Program.





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